Christians have struggled with racial issues for centuries, and often inadvertently contribute to the problem. Many proposed solutions have been helpful, but these only take us so far. Adding to this complex situation is the reality that Christians of different races see the issues differently. Sociologist George Yancey surveys a range of approaches to racial healing that Christians have used and offers a new model for moving forward.
Christian faith, history is one that is inclusive; bridging the chasm between God and Humankind along with the one between all people one to another as individuals and ethnic groups. By “Building The Bridge Together” over the ethnic/cultural divide, Accord1 challenges Christians and The heterogeneous landscape of our world in a way that requires change from the rambling noise of division into the poetic melody of harmony and unity today resulting in synergy for tomorrow.
Executive Director, Kevin Robinson has been a pioneer in the area of diversity having lived it being raised in Perry Township Ohio as a young child of the first African American Family at the area and school. With all of the negative realities of pre nineteen seventies suburbia serving as a focal point in his life, Kevin chose unity over division.
Many years in the making through a long career as a professional Fire Fighter, 1985-present), bachelor degreed senior co-pastor (1993-2001), staff pastor (2004-2006), evangelist, consultant and mentor/mediator to many in the area of multicultural ministry. Kevin along with wife, Beverly have established track record of building up multi ethnic congregations.
There is an old adage that says “Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness, but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air, but feet on the ground going God’s way.” Kevin and Beverly Robinson personify this old saying in their Christian work and attitude. Their voices are not crying out feudally in the wilderness or resonating from empty walls; instead, they touch lives in the real world. They don’t work from notions or opinions-they just do what needs to be done for those who can’t do it themselves or need a little help along the way.